World's oldest dog dies in NY at 21

Farewell Chanel. The feisty wire-haired dachshund with a penchant for peanut butter died of natural causes Friday at her home outside of New York City. At the time of her passing, Chanel was 21 - or 147 in dog years - and held the Guinness World Record as the oldest living dog.

Chanel, despite having to wear goggles for her cataracts, exercised daily and ate home-cooked chicken with her dog food, but good care wasn't entirely responsible for her long life, said her owners.

Owner Denice Shaughnessy, who adopted Chanel as a tiny puppy from a shelter in Virginia, told the Associated Press: "Dogs are God's angels sent here to look out for us."

A dog named Max from Louisiana is waiting in the wings for his turn in the pet spotlight. His owners say he's 26, but Guinness background checkers have yet to authenticate his age.